You can say what you want about George W. Bush. But, he got congressional approval for Iraq, he got the 20,000-troop surge, and he got a Democratic Congress to fund it. It's ironic, given that liberals campaigned against the war in 2006, which led to their success in the midterms.
With the president's address last night, it's becoming increasingly clear that American foreign policy abroad is grounded in obscurity, naïveté, and weakness. Then again, this isn't a surprise.
Just take a look at the various waffle lines from this administration compiled by Fox News and you can see how we're no closer to solving the Syrian puzzle.